Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
The European Union will commit as much as €410 million (US$533 million) for nutrition-specific interventions between 2014 and 2020 and spend as much as €3.1 billion (US$4.03 billion) for nutrition-sensitive programs between 2014 and 2020.
Assuming a linear rate of progress, the sum of commitments from 2014 - 2018 (EUR 3,175.8m) is greater than the required cumulative commitments by this stage (EUR 2,507m) to remain on course for the target of EUR 3,510m. The original wording in the Compound of N4G commitments was ambiguous, and so financial commitments were confirmed as the correct indicator with the signatory. Only data up to and including 2018 is used to remain consistent with other donors.
No N4G commitment
The EU committed in 2012 to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 Million by 2025. This commitment is enshrined in its 2013 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council "Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition in external assistance: an EU policy framework". The EU Member States endorsed this policy framework and its objectives in its EU Council Conclusions of May 2013. This political commitment was made previous to the Nutrition for Growth event. However it was not reflected in the commitment annex of the N4G.